The Auxerre Goddess: An Archaeological Detective Story

Friday November 25, 2005 – 7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall

Speaker: Professor Trevor Hodge

Topic: The Auxerre Goddess: An Archaeological Detective Story


A question often asked about scholarly research is: How do you find things? From an episode in his own research, Professor Hodge illustrates the detective work into which he was led by the Auxerre Goddess – an ancient Greek statue now in the Louvre, Paris. It is also a salutary warning of how, by doing the right thing in the correct way, you may come up with a completely wrong result.

Speaker’s Profile:

Prof Hodge, a native of Belfast, Ireland, was educated at Cambridge University. He has taught at Stanford University, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1960, he joined the faculty of Carleton University, Ottawa, and has been there ever since, except for study tours in Greece, France, Italy and Australia, and many lecture tours all over the world. He retired in 1996, and now holds the position of Distinguished Research Professor.

The Almonte Lectures are geared for eager audiences of all ages and are offered free of charge. (Although a free-will donation is much appreciated and goes toward hall rental and advertising the series.) For further information, please phone Don Wiles at 256-4376. The Almonte Lectures are affiliated with the Mississippi Mills Residents’ Association ( One head can not hold all wisdom.

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